But wouldn't it be awesome to have all this, with a safety alert for peace of mind on solo-runs, and a smaller, sleeker design? Well, if the funding comes in, we could have all this - by April 2013.
This watch was designed by women, for women. Of course when it comes out, men are going to want one too. This is what we've been waiting on ladies - please take a look.
This watch not only provides (quick) GPS technology (without the awful standing around, staring at my watch syndrome), and has a built in safety alert to send information to loved ones and emergency services with the push of a button when you can't grab your phone. One of the founders, Cheryl Kellond, says they designed it because they heard over and over from women how they were afraid to run alone, or at night, or early in the morning, or on trails (basically this sounds like everywhere). Cheryl agrees that while this won't solve everything, and it's only part of an overall defensive running strategy, it plays a roll in allowing us to keep our freedom and give our loved ones peace of mind. (info retrieved for this paragraph from Shut Up + Run)
The safety feature alone is worth good money - it will send an email with coordinates of your location to a loved one and emergency services. A three-second click that could save your life.
I've checked out the info, and I believe in this product -so much so that I've backed them.
You can too (for as little as $1) - check out the Bia Sports Watch, watch the short video on their Kickstarter page and see for yourself. They have until July 14, 2012 to get their pledges in order to get Bia ready for market. Go support them!
OH, AND ABOUT THE NAME BIA...
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Much smaller than standard GPS watch
I would love to have one of these on my wrist next Spring!
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